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A year ago, Fairview’s Cami Johnson put together a monster junior season.

Johnson’s 64 goals and 22 assists earned her first-team all-state honors in Class 5A as the Knights reached the 5A state semifinals before falling by one goal to Valor Christian.

Yet what Johnson is doing in her senior year may very well find to trump those numbers. Through nine games, Johnson is second the state – and first in 5A – with 42 goals, and her 60 points overall leads the state. She has 18 assists, which is just four off her entire 2021-22 season total with six regular-season games remaining.
The fourth-ranked Knights (6-3, 2-0 in 5A East) have won three of their past four, though the team fell 13-10 to No. 3 ThunderRidge last Saturday.

Johnson, who recorded a season-high eight goals to go with three assists in a 25-15 victory over 4A No. 3 Evergreen on Monday, is just behind 4A Northfield’s Reilly Cormier (45 goals going into Thursday). Cormier scored 11 goals in a 21-18 loss to Cherokee Trail last Saturday.

Colorado Academy (7-0) remained in the top spot in the 5A Coaches Poll, though the Mustangs haven’t played since April 6. Colorado Academy faces Loyola Academy (8-2) of Illinois on Saturday. The Ramblers are on a Colorado trip that saw them fall 11-10 to No. 5 Regis Jesuit on Thursday night, and the team visits Kent Denver on Friday.

Valor Christian moved up to No. 2 in 5A after defeating ThunderRidge 14-10 last Tuesday.

Castle View remains atop the 4A poll, though the Sabercats (5-1) have a run of four games this week. Castle View plays No. 10 Aspen on Friday and unbeaten Roaring Fork on Saturday, with No. 5 Thompson Valley on the schedule Monday.

Mead move up to No. 2 after defeating previous 4A second-ranked Golden 10-3 last Saturday.
With April approaching the halfway mark, here is a quick look at the two classifications headed into the upcoming week:

Class 5A

Fresh off its victory over ThunderRidge, Valor Christian (6-2) turns its attention to unbeaten St. Ignatius College Preparatory of San Francisco on Friday. The Eagles host No. 7 Kent Denver next Thursday.

Against the Grizzlies, Eliza Osburn scored five goals and Parker Boll added three. CJ Meehan, who had four goals in the victory over Fairview, had four more against the Eagles.

ThunderRidge (6-2) is at No. 6 Cherry Creek on Friday before opening 5A South play Tuesday against unbeaten No. 9 Rock Canyon (7-0).

Fairview visits No. 8 Poudre School District on Wednesday.

Class 4A

After dropping four of its first six games, Green Mountain got back on the right track this week with routs of Air Academy (19-6) and Ralston Valley (19-11).

The eight-ranked Rams (4-4) open 4A West League play Tuesday against No. 3 Evergreen, with fourth-ranked Golden paying a visit two days later.

Sophomore Avery Freeman and freshman Kya Cooper recorded five goals each in the victory over Ralston Valley, and sophomore Kara Harris added four goals. Harris and fellow sophomore Rome Villani had five goals apiece against Air Academy, with Cooper adding four and senior Sophie Warren contributing a goal and six assists.

Evergreen (3-3) is coming off the shootout with Fairview. Ryn Gardner scored eight goals to go with two assists in the loss, and Averi Gardner had five goals and four assists. The Cougars face 5A No. 8 Poudre School District on Monday before taking on Green Mountain.

Mead (7-2, 3-0 in 4A North) made a statement with its rout of Golden last Saturday. Allie Hartman had three goals and three assists, Lucy Connors added three more goals, and Anne Booth made 10 saves. Nine players scored goals in Mead’s 16-2 victory over Holy Family on Tuesday.

Golden (7-1) bounced back with a 15-10 victory over Dakota Ridge on Thursday night.

Roaring Fork (5-0, 4-0 in 4A Mountain East) picked up a big victory over Aspen on Monday to remain unbeaten headed into its matching with top-ranked Castle View. Sophie Hodgson scored four goals in the victory. The Rams face No. 9 Battle Mountain on Tuesday.